Color Schemes  -  ACHROMATIC

Achromatic means not readily colored by the usual staining agents, possessing no hue : being or involving black, gray, or white.  In simple English: without color.

Some artists prefer this scheme to all others.  Such is the case with M.C. Escher, who is well known for his surrealistic drewings:

"Drawing Hands"

"Sky and Water"

"Three Spheres"

Rembrandt loved to produced etchings, which were done in black ink:

Rembrandt van Rijn 1606-1669
Jesus preaching, known as The hundred Guilder Print
Dry point and burin engraving, first state proof
Edmond de Rothschild collection
Rembrandt van Rijn 1606-1669
Self-Portrait with Wide-Open Eyes
. 1630. Etching, sole state. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


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